VOL. 125 | NO. 152 | Friday, August 6, 2010
Outgoing Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell was elected Shelby County mayor Thursday evening. Meanwhile, incumbent Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen easily won the 9th Congressional District primary, crushing challenger and former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
Three Judicial Appointees Swept From Office
The only thing Republican candidates in Shelby County were denied in the Aug. 5 elections was a majority on the Shelby County Commission. The local GOP slate swept every countywide partisan race on the ballot with Thursday’s election results.
Sales of Smith & Nephew’s orthopedics products during the second quarter grew a scant 1 percent from the same period a year ago, the company said in an earnings report released Thursday.
Monday means homeroom and recess, new teachers and old friends to most Memphis-area schoolchildren. But their parents have other concerns, particularly school supply lists and the price tags they bear.
Metro Charter Commissioners are tightening up provisions in the proposed consolidation charter that is one meeting away from being completed.
David Zorn plans to roll out the big truck at Billiard Pro Shop Inc. and plaster it with sales banners Saturday for “Shop Lakeland!”
When the finance reform bill became law in July, registered investment advisers throughout the country could thank Memphian Cathy Simmons for a notable absence.
Gene Hackman has a big head.
Is your business eligible for the new small employer health insurance credit? Here’s how to decide.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancee visited the home of the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" and sampled some barbecue during a vacation stop in Memphis.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Heart device maker ATS Medical Inc. said Thursday its shareholders have approved the company's $350 million sale to Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A report on the financial condition of the Medicare and Social Security programs contends the Obama administration’s sweeping health care overhaul will extend the life of the Medicare hospital insurance fund by 12 years – an assertion that Medicare’s top numbers-cruncher disputed.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – General Motors Co., anxious to get out from under government ownership, expects to sell all of its stock at once when it offers shares to the public, CEO Ed Whitacre said Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Discount store operator Target Inc. said Thursday an increase in customers and higher food sales helped July revenue in stores open at least a year rise 2 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Postal Service was $3.5 billion in the red for the third quarter and may not be able to make a required payment for future retiree health benefits, the agency said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Initial requests for jobless benefits rose last week to their highest level since April, a sign that hiring in the U.S. remains weak and some companies are still cutting workers.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday it will end its policy of releasing information about back taxes and other debts taxpayers owe in the coming tax season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation long sought by Democrats to save the jobs of up to 300,000 teachers, police and other public workers passed the Senate on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A plunge in mortgage rates is giving homeowners a rare opportunity to lock in a 15-year fixed-rate loan for less than 4 percent.